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Psychology
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PSYC 334
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Ronald R Holden

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PSYC  334   Chapter  17   Best  Practices:  Legal  and  Ethical  Issues     Fundamental  right  of  testtakers:  to  be  evaluated  with  assessments  that  meet  high  professional   standards  and  that  are  valid  for  the  intended  purposes.     -­‐ Professionals  have  responsibility  to  meet  or  exceed  all  technical,  ethical,  and  legal   standards  that  apply     Guidelines  for  developing  assessments.     1. Specify  assessment  objectives  and  develop  a  table  of  specifications.       Table  of  specifications  (TOS):  defines  the  content  of  the  test  based  on  the  construct  being   assessed.       2. Develop  assessment  procedures  that  are  appropriate  for  measuring  the  specified  construct.     3. Develop  scoring  criteria.     4. Create  a  plan  for  standardization  and  collect  normative  data.     5. Develop  guidelines  for  test  administration.     6. Plan  accommodations.     7. Review  the  assessment  prior  to  administration.     8. Evaluate  psychometric  properties.     Guidelines  for  selecting  published  assessments   -­‐ Validated  for  the  intended  purpose   -­‐ Normative  data  are  representative  of  target  sample   -­‐ Reliable  scores   -­‐ Fair   -­‐ Thorough  review  of  literature  on  choices   -­‐ Only  use  assessments  that  you  are  qualified  to  administer,  score,  and  interpret   -­‐ Guard  against  misusing  or  misinterpreting   -­‐ Maintain  test  security   -­‐ Consider  the  consequences  of  testing,  and  of  not  testing     Special  interest  topic  –  compromised  test  security  of  the  Rorschach  from  publication  of  its  test   plates  on  Wikipedia.       (17  :  1)   PSYC  334   Guidelines  for  administering  assessments.   -­‐ Obtain  informed  consent  before  administration  (plus  consent  from  a  parent  for  minors)   -­‐ Need  to  be  qualified  for  administration   -­‐ Administer  test  in  standardized  manner   -­‐ Make  necessary  accommodations   -­‐ Maintain  test  security     Informed  consent:  providing  information  about  the  nature  of  the  assessment.     -­‐ Conditions  under  which  administration  will  occur   -­‐ Abilities  and  characteristics  that  will  be  assessed   -­‐ How  assessments  will  be  scored  and  interpreted   -­‐ How  results  will  be  used   -­‐ Confidentiality  –  who  will  have  access  to  the  results?   -­‐ How  the  results  will  impact  the  client         Guidelines  for  scoring  assessments.     -­‐ Proper  scoring  and  recording   -­‐ Use  fair  scoring  system  (beware  subjective  scoring  and  expectancy  effects)  
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